Minnesotan To Meet: Rocket Club's Singer, Entrepreneur Don SmithmierYou could call it an "ode to the north." When Rocket Club's "North Country" made its debut back in June 2011, it went to 60 on Billboard's hot country charts. Not a bad start for a band based in Minnesota. This week's Minnesotan to Meet is the band's vocalist, Don Smithmier, who moved to Minnesota to be a teacher.
Dixie Chicks Booked To Play Next Year's State FairNot ready to make nice or ready to make "Minnesota Nice"? Either way, the Dixie Chicks are set to perform at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair. The country music trio are taking their DCX World Tour MMXVI to the Grandstand. They're set to perform Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.
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Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Set Record Attendance At Target FieldThousands of country music fans helped set a new attendance record at Target Field. Almost 85,000 people went to see Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean on Saturday and Sunday.
Hundreds Ejected From Kenny Chesney Concert In Green BayPolice say hundreds of people were ejected from Lambeau Field during a concert featuring country music star Kenny Chesney. Press-Gazette Media reports between 250 and 300 people were kicked out of Saturday's concert.
Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Add 2nd Target Field ShowDoubling country fans' pleasure and doubling their fun was what led to next summer's double bill, and now Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean are adding a second show. The two country music superstars previously announced they would be performing a show at Target Field next summer.
Minnesota Braces For Garth Brooks FeverWith his signature black hat and his sentimental lyrics, Garth Brooks is bringing country back to an audience that loves him. Sandy Jung doesn't have concert tickets yet, but she's got some fancy cowgirl boots and a western belt with bling from Minneapolis' Schatzlein Saddle Shop on Lake Street. "I think the fact that he's coming back and it's like a renewing of his kind of old style and bringing it back into current is really fun," Jung said.
Garth Brooks Set To Begin 11-Show Run In Twin CitiesAfter 16 years away, Minnesota country music fans are finally getting the chance to see an icon. Starting Thursday night, Garth Brooks will play the first of 11 shows at Target Center. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
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Garth Brooks' Minneapolis Concert Stint Goes To 11If Garth Brooks stays in Minnesota any longer, he's going to have to consider applying to homestead Target Center. OK, maybe that's an exaggeration, but on Tuesday morning, Brooks did announce yet another concert date for the Twin Cities, bringing the total number of shows up to 11.
Garth Brooks Adds More Minneapolis Shows, Now 10 TotalFans of Garth Brooks don't have much longer to wait, as tickets for his series of Minneapolis concerts go on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m. Garth Brooks recently announced that Minneapolis would be the next stop on his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood.
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